Particle Astrophysics, Second Edition by D.H. PerkinsParticle Astrophysics, Second Edition by D.H. Perkins

Particle Astrophysics, Second Edition

byD.H. Perkins

Paperback | November 28, 2008

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The last years have seen a symbiosis of the fields of elementary particle physics and the astrophysics of the early universe. This text presents the background of the subjects and the latest developments at a level suitable for final year undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Thefirst chapters cover the properties and interactions of elementary particles followed by discussion of the early universe, including inflation, dark matter and dark energy, and the growth of the galactic structure. The final chapters discuss cosmic rays and particle physics in the stars. The closerelation between particle interactions and large scale development of the cosmos is a constant theme in the text, with emphasis on the interplay between experiment and theory. This book is an enlarged and updated version of the first edition published five years ago. In a rapidly evolving field, emphasis has of course been placed on the most recent developments. However, the opportunity has also been taken to re-arrange the material and present it in more detail and atsomewhat greater length.
D. H. Perkins is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford.
Title:Particle Astrophysics, Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:November 28, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199545464

ISBN - 13:9780199545469

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Table of Contents

Part 1PARTICLES AND INTERACTIONS1. Quarks and Leptons and their Interactions2. Relativistic Transformations and the Equivalence Principle3. Conservation Rules, Symmetries and the Standard Model of Particle Physics4. Extensions of the Standard ModelPart 2THE EARLY UNIVERSE5. The Expanding Universe6. Nucleosynthesis and Baryogenesis7. Dark Matter and Dark Energy components8. Development of Structure in the Early UniversePart 3PARTICLES AND RADIATION IN THE COSMOS9. Cosmic Particles10. Particle Processes in Stars and GalaxiesAppendices

Editorial Reviews

`Review from previous edition One attractive feature of Perkins' book is that each chapter ends with a concise summary of its most important items. Perkins writes exceptionally clearly and includes a significant number of worked examples, making this an ideal textbook for use in a junior orsenior course that introduces particle theory and cosmology and their strong interrelationship. 'CERN Courier